Sunday, February 14, 2010

High Flying Election Promise - (C) ABC News

Tasmanian Premier, David Bartlett today announced $36 million for a helicopter for the Tasmanian Ambulance Service.

If re-elected the ALP has promised to spend $36 million over four years on a helicopter for the ambulance service. It will be staffed around the clock and based in Hobart.

The helicopter service is expected to be up and running within 18 months. Once operational it will need about 17 staff, paramedics and crew to operate it.

The Premier, David Bartlett made the announcement this morning with his deputy, Lara Giddings by his side. Ms Giddings insisted the new service will not make the current rescue helicopters redundant.

"The minute an emergency is called in, that helicopter can warm up and take off, right now, what happens is the helicopter is ready to go but we have to wait for a paramedic crew to turn up on site."

They also promised the Royal Flying Doctors Service (contracted to the Tasmanain Air Ambulance) based in Launceston will remain there.

Til then, be safe.


Squeezey said...

Sorry, this isn't paramedic based, however I was wondering how you got the 'blogs I read' section on your home page? I can't seem to find where to go to add it.

Tazambo said...

Hi Squeezey,

Go to your blogger home page (

You will see: NEW POST - Edit Posts - Settings - Layout - Monetize
Click on "Layout".

Click on "Add a Gadget" on the side column.

It will open a pop up window which gives you 21 basic gadgets.
On mine the 11th on down is "Blog List".
Click on the "plus" sign.

Give it a title, tick the options you want and add them with "ADD TO LIST".


Squeezey said...

Fantastic! Thanks for that.